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Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis

A Life

Monday, December 14, 2009 7:00 pm

Author Melvin I. Urofsky came to Spertus to discuss his moving portrait of Louis D. Brandeis, one of the towering figures of the 20th century. He explored Brandeis’ work as a successful lawyer pioneering how law would be practiced in the new era, as a reformer who represented public causes and proposed the idea of pro bono work, as advocate who transformed the moribund American Zionist movement into a political powerhouse, and as a Supreme Court justice who championed the right to privacy and the modern jurisprudence for free speech.